we'll see you next time. >> hello, welcome to the news hour. i'm martine dennis in doha, and these are our top stories. the beheading of an american aid worker and several syrian soldiers. the nigerian government said it's retaken the town of chibok from boko haram. russia's president makes an early exit following an icy reception from western leaders. and living on the streets,
protest sites in hong kong could soon be cleared. >> but first a video released by the islamic state in iraq and the levant, isil, appears to show the beheading of a group of hostages, including the americ american. the 26-year-old was in syria working with refugees when he was kidnapped on the first of october last year. now he is the fifth western hostage killed this year by isil. u.s. journalists james foley, he was the first when he was executed in august. the deaths of stephen sotloff and david haynes and alan henning. it shows at least a dozen syrian soldiers, and hundreds of iraqi and syrian soldiers have been executed by isil fighters in the last year.
and on top of that, the 17 euro and 17 journalist17 iraqi iraqiiraqi and 17 journalists have been killed by isil. kimberly halkett, any reaction yet? >> spokes woman bernadette mehan said that the white house is aware of the video that claims to show the murder of the american. they are working as quickly as possible to determine it's authenticity. it's appear that we're appalled by the murder of an american aid workers and we express our deepest condolences. i can't tell you that president obama is aware of the news media reports of this video being released. he is on route to washington flying, of course, meeting with
world leaders in the g-20 summit in australia. one ironically he was working very closely with oh world leaders to come up with plans to cut the cash flow to further limit the activities of isil. the new strategy under way to try not just deal with the situation and the family and consoling the family, but the concern of those who may still be held captive. >> and isil say that they carry out these brutal acts as a warning against the united states. trying to get the united states to change its policies. we have the top soldier of the united states currently in baghdad. >> indeed, he was there to supreme court the iraqi forces, and also to continue to fry and gather more information.
of course we heard from president obama last month or rather many weeks ago where he said the goal of the u.s. was to degrade and destroy isil. at the same time while this strategy is being adopted, we're seeing a familiar script. this is the fifth aid worker or journalist beheaded by isil. there is a statement from the family imploring the news media to give them privacy, and perhaps this beheading not be released because they want their son sob remembered for what he loved, and was that he may have been a soldier who went to the iraq war in 2007, but it was the plight, the victims of those wars that he really cared about, that's what he was doing. he was working as a humanitarian
worker, and that's how the family wants their son to be remembered. >> kimberly halkett for us in washington, d.c. we'll stay in syria, and lack of food and supply in parts of the country, years of conflict and drought leave families facings another winter without enough food. they're predicting that this week's wheat harvest could be 15% below average. nicole johnson reports. >> this boy is suffering. he's weak and thin. like thousands of children in syria he's malnourished. >> we've been days without food. we eat anything that is available. >> reporter: this is happening in the suburb of damascus. there have been check points to block food and supplies in the area, putting it under siege. >> we came here on foot.
we have no winter clothes. we have nothing. my son suffers from dehydration. >> this is one of the last areas of damascus still controlled by option fighters. elsewhere is the refugee camp, which is home to palestinian living in syria. it has been under siege by government forces for almost two years. bakeries are closed. there isn't enough grain. no electricity. >> the children wake up but there is no bread to eat. they rarely have breakfast and lunch. >> before the war there were 160,000 palestinians living here. now there are 18,000 including some syrians. the rest have fled. those left behind are trapped in the camp. it was cut off by government forces in 2012 after armed opposition groups moved in. now the infrastructure has been so badly damaged that the united
nations say there is a severe water shortage as well. >> there has been a series of bomb explosions in iraq and at least five people have been killed. several others were wounded. it happened nery a police station southwest of baghdad. there is a roadside bombing and explosion at an checkpoint, in somalia owe officials have been targeted by car bomb explosion. it's not known of the official is among the casualties, but no one is claiming responsibilities so far. now a town in northern nigeria has been recapped by boko haram fighters. chibok is where boko haram kidnapped nearly 300 school girls several months ago.
let's go now to the nigerian capitol. so the nigerian government is claiming to retaken chibok 37 can we confirm that? >> yes, this is confirmed, martine. the town of chibok is now under or liberated from boko haram fighters. yes, there is no single boko haram fighter in town, but they still don't feel that it's safe for internally displaced persons who fled the town thursday to return. the people--and they're not so eager to go back because chibok lies close to the forest, the place of the boko haram headquarters. >> do we know if they retreated, or if they were driven out by
military. >> they were driven out a day or two ago. they were able to go-- >> i'm afraid we have seem to have lost--no, we have him back. sorry, we lost you momentarily. but can i ask you about what this really shows us about the ongoing security cries in nigeria? clearly boko haram can take towns and villages and territory almost at will. >> exactly. indeed, as we speak now. the security forces are trying to take towns. this shows that they're able to take a town and then come back. it was expected that the
military, this current state of emergency would take control. and even boko haram, sometimes they'll run and then come back and take other the town again. they have been chased out of chibok. or maybe they're not coming back again. it's a deep problem. it's not certain what will happen next. people are too afraid to go back to where they live. >> in abuja, thank you very much. as he said, it is a big problem. people are living in fear in chibok, and they're accusing the government and, indeed, the security forces are not doing enough to protect them. we have these reports. >> reporter: when boko haram fighters attacked the town of chibok late last week, people living there expected the nigeriaen army to protect them. but instead the soldiers
stationed there abandoned them. >> we managed to get to the road at a checkpoint as if they were really brave. but when the sounds of the gunshots got closer they jumped in their vehicles and drove off, leaving us behind. >> these children were in cool when boko haram attacked the town. some of their friends were killed. >> my ambition and my studies, all these people were killed, and it made me scared. >> thousands of people were forced to leave their homes because of the fighting. these families traveled to the capitol of abuja where they'll wait until it's safe to go home. >> it's been attacked many times before. in april boko haram abducted more than 20 270 school girls,
most of them christian. some of them escaped you, but many are still being held by the group. many people have little faith in the army, especially after this latest attack. >> when i went out, i see soldiers who are just running. no, you cannot control it. >> the army announced the cease-fire with boko haram, which the group said it never agreed. so the violence continues. >> still to come, how ukraine's government is putting economic pressure on areas held by pro russian rebels. and the political football, the italian bureaucracy that is stopping orphan migrants from being given a new home.
>> to bolivia now and interna --to libya now. the rival of militia groups in the country have been forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes. new figures from the unhcr spoke of 100,000 people having been displaced in the past month alone, and many of those are were bengahzi. thousands more have fled to the southeast and in the west. we can talk now to adrian edwards who is in geneva, a spokesman for the u.n. refugee agency, and it seems very much as though the fighting has intensified in the last month, and you're seeing the direct result of more people being made homeless. >> that's right. it's devastating situation since
the fighting really escalated in may. we've seen 400,000 people being displaced, including 400,000 in the last month alone. this is a huge number against the overall size of this population. the problem on top of that, the humanitarian access to help displaced people are difficult. >> and i was going to ask you, how you are able to administer any kind of assistance to these people in libya given the current unrest and the current dangerous circumstances for so many ngos and international embassies that have now withdrawn. >> it is extremely difficult. people are spread out across 35 towns and cities in the country and need of help where fighting is going on. you've got civilian populations
indiscriminately targeted, and that makes it a tough job to get humanitarian help to them. we've been bringing in supplies with two months worth of help, but it's still a drop in the ocean. we're trying to keep in contact with people through social media. through other means, through the local community, through our partners there. but this is incredibly difficult situation, and really a crisis to some extent that is being overlooked. >> when people leave their homes in complete despair where are they going given that we've identified already a series of flash points, where do they go to find sanctuary? >> well, those who are able to move go to "n" to schools. they're looking for anywhere they can. and there is worry associated with that because don't forget we're headed to the winter, temperatures do get cold, and
people in many places are not going to be properly protected against the winter. but others, if you look at some of the refugees and asylum seekers, many of these people can't move, they are still in detention for asylum seekers and refugees, they're without adequate food, help or medicine, and a great deal of difficulty. across the country is a very mixed picture. some people have relatively better access to help, but over all an extremely difficult and dangerous situation. >> this is presenting, i assume, a slightly different challenge for you and other people working in your field. how are you responding to the vast numbers of people who are now displaced that are within their state borders. they're not necessarily crossing borders as before. >> this is a problem not just in libya. it's the case in other places,
in syria, iraq and many other places where we're looking at. increasingly the job is to give help inside to the borders in their country. what makes it difficult is the security situation, and added to that we see big shortages of funding. you have these twin factors combining to make our current times very difficult, indeed, for many people who are displaced by conflict. >> adrian edwards talking to us live from geneva. thank you very much. now yemen has been tense since houthi fighters captured the capitol of sanaa in september. >> shia houthi fighters, manned check points in sanaa. the army and the police are nowhere to be found here. except for a few traffic policemen keeping order on busy streets.
when the houthies captured sanaa in september the committees tasked with securing the city for people like mohammed, th it is crucial to defeat al-qaeda and restore calm. >> security and justice are the responsibilities of the state. but when you have a weak government then people have the right to protect themselves. there is nothing wrong with communities defending the population and we want the government to coordinate with them. >> but many yeme yemenis are concerned about the presence of armed men in sanaa. this was the focal point of th the 2011 up rising. the protest here is against the presence of houthiy fighters. many others have joined the cause and the presence of armed
militias in yemen. >> when you see militia on the street, it's really sad. the gunmen. >> tight security here in sanaa is a precaution against revenge attacks. >> houthies say the presence of their fighters in sanaa depends on the security situation and once the government orders the army and the police to take over security of the capitol, check points will disappear and their fighters will pull out. al jazeera, san a, a. >> now the russian president vladimir putin has made an early exit from the g-20 summit in australia.
saying that he felt pressured by other western leaders. u.s. president barack obama had warned russia of further isolation because of the conflict in ukraine but leaders were agreeable about boosting the economy. >> at the end of the two days an ambitious plan was announced. one, they would boost the local economies by 2 trillion-dollar. this would happen by increasing trade and investing in infrastructure over the next five years. >> ithis year, the g-20 has applied real ethical outcomes, and because of the efforts the g-20 has made. culminating in the last 48 hours people right around the world are going to be better off. that's what it's all about. >> the prime minister had said climate change has "h" not been discussed in g-20. prime minister abbott stuck to his one promise that the official communique from the g-20 summit would be only three
pages long. but some peel what is in this document would be very difficult to implement. >> if you have to stuff everything in an arbitrary three pages you inevitably say everything in generalities. >> but with the leaders of the world's most powerful countries under one roof, they entered the conversation and at times overshadowed. the russian involvement in ukraine was condemned. >> we'll continue the economic isolation while maintaining the possibility of a diplomatic solution. it is not our preference to see russia isolated the way it is. >> but the much talked about confrontation between prime minister abbott and president putin never happened. >> it has a good chance of a resolution. the sanctions hurt those who it's imposed on and those who impose them in.
>> late in the day the leaders depart for their countries. each with unique challenges and each with the task of selling the g-20 ideas to their domestic audience. >> the ukrainian president petro poroshenko has close services to eas the east. >> in downtown donetsk they gather at the cash point that has been reliable in recent days. but among other things, promises to end the banking services in the east, there was no money to be had. >> the banks were empty, it doesn't give out money, so there is none. >> this woman works for the
state-run water company and has not been paid for three months. she does not know what will happen. >> i hope they'll help. i would like them to. they are our authority. this is our city. they promised. but i really don't know. >> in a supermarket bank workers took away the credit card terminals on thursday. for now business goes on, but the bosses don't know what to expect in the coming days. >> the management here have two key concerns, whether they're going to continue to get access to goods from the west of the country, and whether their customers will find it ever more difficult to get access to cash to pay for them. >> one question now the extent to which russia will step in. all russian aid has been arriving through sunday. much of this convoy made up of parts and materials to repair the electricity and infrastructure as winter sets in. >> we hope russia won't forget
us. they're our brothers. humanitarian aid is critical. we don't need only equipment but medical supplies and food. the situation remains unchanged. the country is at war and the economy is basically destroyed. >> but they have renewed their appeal for russian help to take mortar tore. ukraine has been saying that moscow has been sending troops across the border. the two months of shaky cease-fire could be replaced to the return of wide-spread conflict. al jazeera, donetsk. >> in the eastern part of ukraine and workersry move the wreckage of flight mh 17. all passengers and crew died when the m when the malaysian airline plane was shot down. the wreckage will be taken to the netherlands for the investigation. now thousands more north african migrants have tried to
get to europe by boat over the weekend. many of them have been rescued including 201 people who were packed on to a tiny wooden vessel off the coast of libya. they were picked up by a portuguese ship and taken to the italian island of sicily. it was the first ca rescue of the newly formed tritan. among those rescued are orphaned children, but where to house them is always a problem. some italian families are willing to give them a home. but we have reports that they're being stopped by the bureaucra bureaucracy. >> a kick about, all these youngsters made the crossing from africa without parents or relatives. all are hoping to be fostered by italian families. their families were killed in ethnic fighting in ghana.
he was rounded up and forced to get on a boat. he didn't know where it was going or if he would survive. >> how many people were on the boat? >> 20 people, crammed. >> you didn't ask to get on the boat. >> we didn't know where we were going. i thought i would end my life. i thought i was going to die. >> this boy is from senegal. he came on a boat. he said 140 were on board. he was beaten and put in hospital after being rescued. both parents are dead, and he's desperate to find a family to live with. >> i want a family.
i need a family. >> many have been forced into prostitution or slave labor. this center has been home to 100, aged between 15 and 18. but promised funding from the interior ministry has failed to arrive and it's been forced to close next tuesday. >> for 11 months we provided for these youngsters without a single euro. we can't do this any more. we've provided for them to give them back the dignity that no one else has given them. >> thousands of people are still trying to cross the mediterranean. and they have saved 200 people. many italian families say they want to take care of some of the most vulnerable, the unaccompanied children.
but the italian bureaucracy is stopping all but a few. >> these kids are like us, they need to be in a family. if there is a family prepared to foster the child, they schuster speed up the bureaucracy. >> for many of these youngsters, this house is the first time they've felt safe since fleeing their own country. now they want to start a normal life with a family to call their own. >> stay with us here on the al jazeera news hour because we report on how india is bracing itself for a rise in the number of cases among children this winter. >> i'm any centra in central mexico, we need scientists to help with a croup to feed an increasingly growing planet. >> and action from nba later in the program.
>> the sal nation plant is under construction. and further up the coast. >> we're in the lovely city of santa barbara at our desalination facility, and we're looking at reactivating the facility. >> 20-plus years ago this facility was state of the art, but time and technology has changed. recommissioning this plant is a huge undertaking, but without it the region could likely run out of water. >> we're getting news in fro
fromraqqa in syria. we're getting news that there have been 13 people killed apparently these people who were captured are being accused of collaborating with the syrian government. 13 more people killed in raqqa, the isil stronghold in syria, this comes after the group released a video showing an american and syrian troops being murdered. >> g-20 lourdes have ended their summit in australia, agreeing to boost the world economy. vladimir putin left early after being cornered by leaders over
the fighting in eastern ukraine. >> we can talk to a professor of international relations the london school of economics in london. thank you for talking with us. it seems very much as though the trademark of isil are these brutal acts which are videoing and up loading onto the intern internet. >> well, first of all i'm not surprised. i don't think anyone that i know is surprised by this brutal act of the killing of the american aid worker. it was a matter of when as opposed to if. it's an act of desperation and violates deeply held briefs of
islam. and the killing of an islam is highly serious offense. this is an act of desperation and speaks volumes about the mindset of isis. it's all-out war, and the reality is peter is not the only hostage who has been killed, as you just suggested. isis has massacred hundreds if not thousands, including a few western hostages in the last few months. >> what do you think about the way that isil-controlled territory is actually governed. >> we know the deal now. basically to terrorize the population. it's a conscious choice on the
part of isis to basically terrorize people. it imposes a highly severe system. in syria, the capitol of isis. it imposes taxation and delivers goods and has a rudimentary organization structure. isis, even though it is very savage it controls a state as big as the united kingdom, massive land in iraq and syria as big as the united kingdom. it controls the lives of 5 million people and one of the wealthiest organizations outside of state-sponsored organizations. it tells you a great deal about the challenges that the international community face in confronting isis and trying to dismantle this killing machine. >> and the isil fighters give
some indication that they want u.s.-led co-significance policy towards its positions to change clearly that's not going to happen. is this an indication, would you say that the airstrikes in the united states are actually working, they're actually having an impact on the ability of isil to carry out its expansionist campaign? >> you're asking a very important question, truly. isis is hurting. isis leaders are being hunted down as we know. the americans and the coalition have good intelligence about the lives of isis. the isis surge has been blunted. the iraqi army and it's allies are standing up. it's kurds and supporters have made major progress in the last few weeks.
the battle would argue, martine, that it might represent a turning point. isis has invested hundreds of fighters in kobane, the small turkish cit syrian city on the turkish border. what i'm trying to suggest is that not only isis advances have been stopped. psychologically the narrative has been deflated. what we know is that it's been defeated. one the most important variables, even iraqi sunnies now are organizing themselves against isis because isis in the last few months has permitted collective massacres against sunni syrians. we're talking about minorities. the main victims have been
sunni, and they lie and pretend to be supporters. all in all even though this war will take years not month, and this is a prolonged risky war that we might be seeing the beginning that the tide might be turning against isis in particular in iraq and probably in syria in the distant future. >> always good to talk to you. thank you very much. >> now burkina faso have picked a catholic amp bishop as interim president. now if he doesn't accept, because we understand that he's not that willing, there are three others who could be considered before a name is finally announced by monday. let's hear from our correspondent who is in the capitol. >> it's an old building built in 1963, and people want the signing here because it is
historic. before names being thrown around at the moment of who will take over as interim president for one year, a catholic amp bisho archbishop. if he says no, they'll pick someone else. the army wants someone else. the army has told people in burkina faso they should pick a name at the latest monday. >> terrorist organizations by the united arab emirates, it toughens up anti-terrorism laws. now the islamic state in iraq and the levant is one of them.
nigeria's boko haram has gone on the list as yemen houthi rebels and alqaida. and alqaida. and al-qaeda. >> this is a good move and a good step. each country must have a particular list. so that international communities can come up with a joint list to have those who are on the common list and we have one defined international list of organizations that are regarded as terrorists. one can only assume that other states are going to proceed with similar steps so that at one time they'll have one unified list. the uae, or some other countries
do have a particular view of the muslim brotherhood. the u.e. is not the first to consider them a terrorist group, others have done so. we continue to see continuing ongoing discussions. but i think that the u.e. has made a stance clear today by officially branding brotherhood as a terrorist group. the countries that do not see eye to eye on this will have to reach some sort of compromise on the situation. >> now new footage has emerged of that controversial shooting of that midwestern town of ferguson in the united states. this could influence whether a grand jury decides to prosecute the policeman for shooting an unarmed teenager. this happened in ferguson,
st. louis. >> for the first time we're getting a look at officer darren wilson shortly after he killed 18-year-old michael brown. this police surveillance video obtained by the st. louis post dispatch shows wilson wearing a white t-shirt as he leaves for the hospital. the ferguson police receive has said wilson was in a fight for his life when he shot and killed brown, who was unarmed. the officer is seen here returning from the hospital. wilson alleges that brown charged him and tried to grab his gun leaving wilson's face severely bruised and his orbital eye socket damaged. the video shows no visible signs of injuries, but there are no close-up shots of wilson's face. attorneys for the brown family say that this surveillance video proves initial reports of wilson's injuries are exaggerated.
>> the police dispatch recordings establish a timeline. it begins here inside this store where brown is seen shoving a clerk and stealing small cigars. >> he's going to be a black male in a white t-shirt. he took a whole box of cigars. >> it took a minute for wilson to encounter brown and shoot him. you can hear crying in the back ground as an officer calls for back up. >> there is going to be a problem. >> just how big of a problem few could have predicted. it led to months of sometimes violent protest and left a community divided. now as ferguson, missouri, waits for a decision of whether officer wilson will be charged of a crime, the town is bracing for more anger and violence.
al jazeera. >> now 50 days since protesters first occupied main roads in hong kong. student leaders say they have failed to effect the next election for hong kong's leader but they are determined to condition their fight. >> even in their sleep they're making a statement. they've given up their homes and taken up resident residence in some of hong kong's busiest homes. this university stunt has suspended his studies in the united states to help. >> many of us want to nominate our chief executive, and they will bring democracy. >> the protesters want beijing
to revoke it's decision for th the 2017 elections to choose it's chief executive. but the hong kong government and the leaders in china have made it clear that won't happen. >> hopefully beijing will at a later time give us some positive response. for the time being there is no fixed plan for exit as yet. >> the government and the protesters are at an en pass. now it's been left at the public to clear some of the protest sites. the manager of this building have a change of court record and they have can ask to leave any on ask tall be it barricade or protesters. and if they resist they can be arrested. >> also in mong kok, the police may be called to take action, soon. taxi and bus drivers have been granted an injunction. they say the blockade is affecting their business.
one man gave up his job as an english teacher. he now receives handouts and gives free english lessons to occupiers. >> guns, violence, we believe they will come back. >> sending a clear message that just removing barricades will not silent the protesters demands for democracy. >> the world food program says one in every nine people on the planet don't have enough to eat. that's more than 800 million people. now hunger kills more people every year than hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis combined. in part three of the feeing the world series we go to texcoco. one man goes to extraordinary lengthens to feed the masses. >> growing up on a small farm growing corn and wheat he
developed more than 480 varieties of wheat that has boosted world production by an estimated 200 million tons and helped him win the world food prize. the challenge now, he says, to keep an increasing population fed on a planet of rapidly changing planet. he said its vital that small-scale farmers are given what they need. >> they don't need big tractors. they can do that. but they need good seed, good seed. >> once a new seed is discovered some of his colleagues go out and meet small farmers and train them to exploit the new varieties the best they can. >> you can have the best seeds and best plants you want, but if you don' don't have a farmer who knows how to apply it, you
won't get production out of that. >> scientists work on developing new varieties and testing those in the field. >> one of the biggest breakthroughs is shorter and stronger wheat that doesn't fall down, but now the challenge is greater to produce wheat that can with stand extreme weather brought on by climate change. >> a challenge that the world is ready to take on. adam rainy, al jazeera, texcoco mexico. >> we'll have all the sport in just a little while including a costly mistake has cost a young golfer his maiden victory on the main tour.
>> let's go toga where doctors are facing a winter-long battle to protect children who succumb to few moan i can't. we have more from new delhi. >> for the past 14 days two-year-old had been battling pneumonia. it's a disease that young lungs like his are particularly susceptible to. >> he's receiving around the
clock care for severe pneumonia. it will be at least one week before he's healthy enough to go home. but he's one of the lucky ones. only a fraction of indian children diagnosed with pneumonia receive specialized hospital treatment. 50% of the world's child pneumonia deaths happen here. pediatrician doctor have been treating young children for illnesses like pneumonia for 30 years. >> the distance and the antibiotics are developing, the but now many become resistant. >> vaccines for measles, which
has been a precursor to m pneumonia help. but they say that they retain the respiratory disease in the samis a challenge. >> starting with mothers who are pregnant and then newborns. and from there continue the fight. >> this boy's body is fighting back against one of india's biggest health challenges. while he's on the mend his doctors want to make sure that children like him don't end up here in the first place. >> time for sports news now. here is farrah. >> thank you some. set to face their toughest challenge when they take on belgium in brussels in the 2016
qualifier. they're unbeaten group b leaders, but up against belgium. the world's most expensive player gareth bale has been sidelined with a muscle injury. >> i think my biggest game is yet to come. this is a huge game. i know that. but win, lose or draw, we won't qualify to win, and we won't qualify to lose. we know it's a huge step for us if we get a positive result, then that's what we're looking at. >> israel will be owe helping to maintain their perfect start when they host bosnia and israel. now the dutchman could be out of the job, the dutch are third in group a after losing
two matches in their campaign. ian poulter has a chance to finish this off the american overcame the two-shot deficit in the final round to clinch the title. the koepka will finish the year ranked in the top 50. vladimir klitcko would knock out puva. he remains the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world after the 63rd victory of his career. the mavericks hand the timberwolves their fifth straight loss. and dirk nowitzki at the end of
the first, the german had 15 points on the night. dallas with the 131-117 win over the timberwolves. the. the world's squash championship is taking place this week. egypt players are once again likely to be his fiercist riva rivals. >> egyptian is squashes new world number one. last month he claimed the open title and is now is trying to win the world championship for the first time in doha. six of the last 11 world championships have been from egypt. >> it's an unbelievable feeling. you you still want to not just protect it, you want to snatch it from other players, and you want to stay there for as long as you can. >> the 23-year-old is twice been
crowned world junior champion. every year between 2004 and 2013 that event has been won by an egyptian. that includes mohammed's younger brother. for the last eight years they have been training in england. they're concerned about egypt's position as a squash superpower. >> they're coming up and they're not the same level as before. i think in 20-years time i think that squash won't be as successful as it is right now in egypt. for example, in 2014 the world junior champion is from peru. we only had one egyptian reaching the semifinals. >> which countries could take over their crown? could they be from the middle east? this year's asian games say this event is a wildcard.
>> the egyptian have lots of players and lots of competition going on in egypt. and then others have been working hard, an. >> coached by jeff hunt, the squash legend said that more countries are starting to compete at the highest level. >> france has good players. malaysia is developing, and hong kong, honestly, india, some of the traditional countries are expanding throughout. >> a record ten egyptians have come through the second round showing once against that egyptian players are the ones to beat. >> that's all the sport for now. now back to martine. >> thank you very much. there is loots more to come at al jazeera, so don't go away.